Breaking news: Helenius-conqueror Johann Duhaupas to fight in Pori, Finland

Satasisu Fight Night professional boxing event in Pori will receive world-class fighter!

World rated heavyweight contender, Frenchman Johann ”Reptile” Duhaupas, who fights under Monaco license, will arrive to Pori professional boxing event. Duhaupas brutally knocked out Robert Helenius last April in WBC Silver title match in the sixth round in Helsinki. The loss was the first in Helenius’ professional career.

Duhaupas´ entrance at Hartwall Arena. Picture: Petteri Heittola

195 cm tall Duhaupas has fought twice for the heavyweight European title against Finnish boxers. In October 2013 the French knocked out in the fourth round Tampere-based Jarno Rosberg. In April 2014 ”Reptile” defended his title and knocked Kankaanpää-based Janne Katajisto on round seven. Both fights took place in Abbeville, which is Duhaupas’ hometown.

Duhaupas has fought professionally 38 times, and he has won 34 fights. By way of knockout 21 wins and only four defeats. One of losses became the WBC title match in September 2015 against unbeaten ”Brown Bomber” Deontay Wilder in USA. Wilder’s career so far 38-0-0 (37).

Duhaupas’ opponent will be announced later, and the fight is scheduled for eight rounds.

-I´m very happy for this chance to fight in Pori, Finland. Naturally I have good memories from my last visit at Finland when I knocked out Robert Helenius. I´m satisfied that my manager Mehdi Ameur was able to arrange this fight for me with help of Markus Lammi and Jaakko Helminen. I will do my best that the audience will enjoy the show and will see a great fight. I´m eager to get back into the ring again in Finland and I will prove that I will win my belt back, says Johann Duhaupas.